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Tris Hussey (I checked this time, and it IS Tris) has some thoughts about RSS Readers.  I agree with her that we need a new metaphor, and that none of the current approaches is really the “best”.  However, for me, at the moment, it’s NewsGator, as I’ve mentioned before.  If I can’t read your blog in Outlook, I’m not going to read it.  There are other options than NewsGator for this now, although I don’t remember specifics.  Outlook for Office 12 will have this functionality built-in, so I’ll give that a try when I get the beta and let you know. 

Until something that’s really new and better comes along, Outlook integration is a requirement for me.

UPDATE:  One of the NewsGator competitors (in the Outlook-based RSS Aggregator arena) is BlogBot, which yesterday announced that they were going Open Source.  I haven't tried it, but it looks pretty nice.

UPDATE: I owe apologies to both Tris Hussey and Arieanna Foley.  First, for calling Tris a woman.  A lot of the Qumana blog posts have a picture of a woman on them.  I mistakenly assumed that was done deliberately by Tris.  My apologies.  And I owe an apology to Arieanna for crediting this post to Tris in the first place.  However, if Arieanna is going to post on Tris' blog, then I refuse to take total blame for this mistake.  Apologies to you both.

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 1:39 PM General | Back to top


Comments on this post: RSS Aggregators/Readers

# re: RSS Aggregators/Readers
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Hey, thanks for the ping. I liked Newsgator for a long time. And it wasn't the fact that I stopped using Outlook that killed it for me, it was not being able to skim feeds fast enough.

Oh, and BTW ... I'm a guy. :-).
Left by Tris Hussey on Sep 27, 2005 9:47 PM

# re: RSS Aggregators/Readers
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Funnily enough, the link is still to a post by me, Arieanna. :) Tris has posted his thoughts on my post, if that makes it complicated enough for you. That's where the confusion could lie.

BTW - I'll likely have another interesting survey post out tonight.
Left by Arieanna on Sep 28, 2005 5:27 PM

# re: RSS Aggregators/Readers
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Thanks to both of you. I've corrected the entry in my blog.
Left by Chris J. Breisch on Sep 29, 2005 5:58 AM

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